TWI and Lancaster University launch new Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre

April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019

A new Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), primarily located at TWI Ltd’s Technology Centre in Yorkshire, UK, has been officially opened, with Professor Robert Scudamore being appointed Centre Director. It is the second centre to be established by TWI with Lancaster University, building on the previous success of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre (J4IC), which opened in April 2017.

TWI is an independent research and technology company with over twenty-four years of industry experience and the AMIC is expected to merge the expertise of TWI and Lancaster University, to develop the international research profile and reputation of both partners in relation to Additive Manufacturing.

AMIC is expected to deliver access to TWI’s range of AM systems and support capabilities, including; Laser Metal Deposition (Laser DED), Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF), and Electron Beam and Arc-based (EBAM) wire deposition systems. In his appointed role, Prof Scudamore will reportedly bring with him extensive experience of industry-driven research as part of TWI; including fourteen years spent in senior management roles.

Prof Scudamore stated, “This exciting new venture will focus on combining Additive Manufacturing with artificial intelligence and machine learning, also looking into new material approaches and processing. There will be a synergy with the J4IC at Lancaster that will be leveraged. We’ll also be developing initiatives to certify Additive Manufacturing for serial production.”

April 8, 2019

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